This course aims to equip participants with a better understanding of both WTO principles and rules that regulate global agricultural trade, and the accession commitments in agriculture assumed by the new WTO member states among the post-Soviet countries. It also seeks to raise awareness among the participants of different options for agricultural policy reforms and support programs needed to smooth the transition to a new trade regime.
By the end of the course, participants will be better able to:
- Describe the WTO agreements and country-specific accession commitments related to agriculture and food security;
- Assess the challenges and opportunities that the WTO membership poses for their country’s agricultural sector;
- Identify areas where adjustments in agricultural policy and regulatory frameworks would be needed to comply with the accession commitments and to ease the transition to greater trade openness.